(Disclosure: I'm launching a venture called REX, which is based on the idea of a Relationship Economy.)
The Millennium rang in two connection events of global scope: sudden global connectivity (through mobiles and the Intertubes) and a growing global consciousness. We're only beginning to grok the consequences.
All these new links are shifting relationships of many kinds: among people, between people and companies, between companies and the Earth, between citizens and their governments... the list is long, the road is bumpy and the changes required are many.
The Relationship Economy thesis charts a path into this new world order, and highlights the skills and traits needed to thrive along the way.
Together, let's discuss:
* How are relationships changing? Due to what forces?
* What are the new sources of value? What happens to commerce?
* Where are these forces taking us? What might 2020 look like?